✓ Is it safe to travel to Spain right now? Updated COVID19 Cases, Map & Travel Rules

Daily updated city to city status of COVID-19 in Spain

Coronavirus, Spain… If you had arranged your Spanish dream holiday you might be wondering: Is it safe to travel to Spain right now? How is Coronavirus developing in different cities? Are museums, monuments and beaches open in Spain? Which are the updated travel restrictions to Spain and measures taken to avoid COVID19 contagion?

Oh My Good Guide wants to help you find the updated status of COVID-19 in Spain city to city. Here you will find the most updated info about Coronavirus and Spain: new outbreaks map, cases, reopenings, travel advice, restrictions and much more.

Keep reading until the end, where we’ll make a deep analysis to conclude if it is safe to travel to the following cities or islands in Spain in summer 2021:

  1. Barcelona
  2. Madrid
  3. Mallorca and Balearic Islands
  4. Canary Islands
  5. Valencia
  6. Malaga
  7. Seville
  8. Granada

This post is constantly updated, with the city to city status regarding Coronavirus in Spain. You can also check the Spanish Lockdown easing phases we had and the rules to follow during Spain New Normal phase from 22nd June 2020 on.


0. BREAKING NEWS | COVID-19 in Spain right now

➤ Spain is in the Coronavirus ‘medium risk’ zone.

The latest update of the Covid pandemic has shown that Spain is very close to leaving the ‘high risk’ zone. The cumulative incidence on Monday, May 17, is 151.82 cases, just one point from reaching 150 when the risk would be considered to be medium.

➤ Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain: Weekly Covid-19 deaths fall 90%

The effect of the immunization program as well as a fall in transmission thanks to coronavirus restrictions has seen the number of victims plummet to a daily average of 52.

As of May 18th, 14.2 % of the population of Spain has now got the full protection from Covid-19 offered by the vaccines the country is using. A total of 6,716,156 people have either had the two doses of the Oxford-Astrazeneca, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech medication, or the single shot of the Janssen vaccine.

According to the latest report from the central Health Ministry, 14,555,552 people have so far received at least one dose, which is 30.7% of the population.

1. When can I travel to Spain? International travel to Spain allowed!

Spain reopened its borders to overseas tourists in July 2020 and they are and will be open! Travellers from outside the Schengen zone will be permitted to enter from July 1, providing there is a reciprocal agreement on travel and taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country of origin.

Before we go more in-depth on Spain’s updated coronavirus status in each city and possible local lockdowns for controlling new Covid19 outbreaks, let’s just clarify who is allowed to visit Spain in 2021 and the documents you need to hand in on arrival.

➤ Where can I travel to Spain from this summer 2021? Spain to allow all vaccinated travellers from around the world to visit from June 7th

Until recently the only ones allowed to travel to Spain were countries in the European Union, in the Schengen Area, or from another country which has a reciprocal agreement with Spain for accepting travellers. These countries are Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay.

But things have changed! As the tourist season prepares to kick off, this agreement puts an end to the decision to close the EU’s external borders to “non-essential” travel taken in March 2020.

Spain will allow tourists from anywhere in the world, as long as they have received the necessary doses (one or two) of anti-Covid vaccines authorized at European level. That is, only the products offered by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

Don’t forget that certain countries can still establish restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. In addition, the health crisis may temporarily modify the reciprocal agreements for accepting visitors. We recommend always checking the requirements and recommendations of your home country.

For this purpose the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps this map updated, allowing you to check the travel restrictions visually.

➤ Will Spain be open in June, July, August & September 2021? Will Spain let tourists in? From which countries?

Yes! Spain will be open in this summer for anyone who is vaccinated plus all tourist coming from European Union members, but also tourists coming from Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. The reciprocity principle is maintained for citizens of Algeria, China, and Morocco.

This summer, the Spanish Goverment will allow anyone who is fully vaccined in from 7th June! So Americans, British, Australians, Latin American and Asian people, Spain welcomes you again in 2021!

➤ COVID19 travel documents: Compulsory form or PCR required?

If you are wondering if you need to do any paperwork before travelling to Spain the answer is YES. There are three essential steps prior to your trip that you need to verify:

  • In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or app. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.
  • If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, you must provide a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to your arrival in Spain. In the event of not having done the PCR test, you will be liable to a fine and a test being carried out at the airport upon arrival.
  • If you are travelling to the Canary Islands must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid. These procedures are mandatory for any passenger arriving in Spain by air or sea

➤ COVID19 Digital Green Certificate: Spain will not require tests or quarantines for those with ‘vaccine passports’

The European Commission is working to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Digital Green Certificate will be proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19. It will be available, free of charge, in digital or paper format. It will include a QR code to ensure the security and authenticity of the certificate. 

The European Union’s ‘Digital Green Certificate’ is due to come into force in late June.

➤ Travelling from the UK to Spain without COVID-19 test or vaccine is now possible

Travelers from the United Kingdom will be able to freely enter Spain from Monday 24th May 2020, with no restrictions and no coronavirus test. This means:

  • Non-essential travel to Spain from UK is allowed
  • No PCR test
  • No quarantine
  • Health Control Form required

Spain is still negotiating with the European Commission to allow the entry of travelers in the EU without COVID-19 testing – even if they are not vaccinated – from countries with low incidence. United States, Latin American and Asian countries would also benefit from this change if they manage to be within the parameters of cumulative incidence that are considered as non-risk.

In addition, while they reduce the incidence, those immunized or with a negative test would already be allowed to travel for tourism, but the negotiation is still ongoing.

➤ Are there any healthcare checks on entry to Spain?

Yes. All travellers arriving in Spain by air or sea will go through a health check. This check may include having their temperature taken, checking their documents, and a visual examination of the passenger’s state of health.

2. Things to know before travelling to Spain in 2021

Coronavirus has changed our lives and the way we used to travel too. Nobody was wondering if it was safe to travel to Spain before COVID-19, it was a fact. However, after being one of the most affected countries in Europe, you might wonder if it is actually safe to travel to Spain this summer or even this year 2021.

We have been closely following the numbers of Coronavirus in Spain, city to city, updating this article with the latest news every single day. Now, we have filtered and summarized all that info for you to have a good overview of the current COVID-19 status, lockdown easing rules and other things to know before visiting Spain in Coronavirus times.

➤ Updated number & map of Coronavirus cases in Spain

As of May 17th, 2021, the total number of Coronavirus confirmed cases in Spain is 3.615.860 of which 79.339 are deceased according to Spanish National Health Authorities.

You can always check the most updated number of Coronavirus confirmed cases, deaths, recoveries and many interesting graphs in the official web of the Spanish Ministry of Health. Another good source is Worldometers where you can find the COVID-19 real-time situation in the World.

Covid 19 regulations map
Screenshot of the Interactive Spain COVID19 Regulations Map by RTVE

➤ Can I safely travel between different parts of Spain?

YES! Finally, on May 9th, 2021 the “State of Alarm” or National Lockdown rules came to so we are FREE TO MOVE from region to region. However, some rare perimeter confinements of some specific regions or towns can happen, so always check the updated, interactive COVID-19 restrictions map above to be sure.

Public transportation services have recovered all their connections. Another good choice, if you want to travel around Spain at your own pace, is to make a road trip within your region with your own car or a rental one.

But still, if you are not ready to travel across Spain yet or you had to postpone your trip, have a look at our new post to discover top Spanish sights FREE virtual tours and other useful apps to virtually travel the country from the comfort of your home!

Also, if you want to gather more info about how, when and where to travel safely after the Coronavirus outbreak is over check this other post.

➤ Mandatory use of face masks in public spaces in Spain

From May 21st,2020, the use of face masks is compulsory in all public spaces – open and closed – where social distancing cannot be respected. Face masks must be worn in the “public street, in open-air spaces and any closed space that is for public use or that is open to the public, where it is not possible to maintain [an interpersonal] distance” of 2 meters.

The obligatory use of face masks applies to everyone over the age of six and will be over once the 70% of the Spanish population has received the COVID-19 Vaccine. People that can’t wear masks for health reasons, respiratory problems or disability are exempt. Face masks are also not obligatory while doing heavy exercise.

Now, with more people on the streets, the risk of contagion grows so it’s essential to protect ourselves. Buy your mask now and avoid contagion or a 100 € fine!

3. Is it SAFE TO TRAVEL to Spain right now? CITY TO CITY updated status

Since international tourism is allowed in Spain from July 1st, 2020 and travel bans are lifted, we could say that it is officially safe to travel to Spain in 2021. However, do we recommend it? It depends on the city, region or province you want to visit in Spain as COVID-19 expansion is not affecting all of them the same way. That is why we are going to analyse the current status city to city:

  1. Barcelona
  2. Madrid
  3. Mallorca and Balearic Islands
  4. Canary Islands
  5. Valencia
  6. Malaga
  7. Seville
  8. Granada

➤ Is it safe to travel to BARCELONA, Catalonia, right now?

Coronavirus in Barcelona: cases, restrictions and safe travel

If you have some doubts about safe travelling to Spain because of Coronavirus, let’s go on with the second most inhabited city in Spain. So, is Barcelona safe to travel after COVID-19 outbreak?

– Main general restrictions in Barcelona and Catalonia due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Barcelona City Council in their official website.

– Main monuments in Barcelona: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

You can now enjoy the most important sights in Barcelona which are open-air!

Regarding closed spaces, Barcelona is a cultural pole in Spain – apart from its museums, here we can visit the architectural jewels from Gaudí. Barcelona’s main monuments reopening situation after Coronavirus is the following:

  • Sagrada Familia: Sagrada Familia is finally open. Hurry up, and get your online ticket to enjoy this monument with no crowds!
  • Casa Mila (La Pedrera): You can now book your visit and ask for a refund later if you finally have to change your plans. Buy your tickets to La Pedrera, you can’t miss it!
  • Casa Batlló: Open as well! Don’t miss this chance and book your visit to Casa Batlló to enjoy this architectural marvel less crowded than ever!

– So… is it safe to travel to Barcelona, Catalonia, right now?

Since most travel bans are lifted and the COVID-19 situation in Catalonia has improved a lot with the vaccination progress, we could say that it is safe to travel to Barcelona at the moment. so we would recommend visiting Barcelona right now or later on this summer 2021.

If you are travelling there, bear in mind that Barcelona is a big city, so you need to use common sense and take more precautions, like avoiding public transport when possible, than if you choose to have your Spanish holidays in any Catalonian village or little coastal town.

Remember, you can start getting ready for safe travel to Barcelona, Spain, in 2021 with our free resources for a Barcelona Virtual Tour, where you can choose to tour the city on foot or by helicopter and enter Gaudi’s Casa Milá or even Sagrada Familia!

However, if you want a more interactive virtual trip, check out these amazing live virtual tours with an experienced guide to discover all about Gaudí, the best of Barcelona or the legends and essence of Catalonia region.

In conclusion, due to the current situation in Barcelona and Catalonia, we can advise travelling there

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➤ Is it safe to travel to MADRID right now?

Coronavirus in Madrid: cases, restrictions and safe travel

When talking about safe travelling to Spain due to the Coronavirus situation, we should start talking about the main focus. Madrid region is the one that concentrates most of the COVID-19 Spanish cases. So, is Madrid safe to travel to in 2021?

– Main general restrictions in Madrid due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Madrid City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Madrid: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

Madrid’s main monuments and museums are open. You can already book your visit to El Prado Museum, which has reopened after the Coronavirus outbreak with an amazing exhibition with their best masterpieces.

Other museums that are open and you cannot miss in your visit to Madrid is the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum, where you can see the famous “Guernica” by Picasso, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, that offers a unique survey of the history of art from the 13th to the late 20th centuries.

– So… is it safe to travel to Madrid at the moment?

After being the city with the biggest number of COVID-19 cases in Spain (also because it is the most populated one), the worst days are fading away thanks to the vaccination progress so, although it is safer to avoid any non-essential travel, we could still advise travelling to Madrid right now or in 2021 summer.

If you decide or need to travel to Madrid during the Covid19 pandemic, bear in mind that it is the biggest city in Spain and you need to use common sense and take more precautions, like avoiding public transport and small closed spaces when possible.

Remember, you can start getting ready for your trip to Madrid, Spain, with our free Madrid Virtual Tour, where you can walk around the city and even enter some museums!

We advise travelling to Madrid right now or in 2021

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➤ Is it safe to travel to MAJORCA and BALEARIC ISLANDS right now?

Coronavirus in Majorca, Balearic Islands: cases, restrictions and safe travel

If you are wondering if it is still safe to travel to Spain in times of Coronavirus, and more specifically to Mallorca, you should know that the Balearic Islands were one of the first territories to reopen to tourism as Coronavirus hasn’t spread as much as in other Spanish regions, thanks to their insular nature.

– Main general restrictions in Majorca due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Majorca City Council on their official website.

– Main sights in Majorca: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

Most important sights in Mallorca are open-air: the Capital City of Palma of Mallorca, the Puerto Portals, the Soller’s Seaside, The Port Town of Pollenca… and best of all, its fabulous beaches! You can now enjoy them all and practise water sports, go on a catamaran ride for sunset and dinner or have a panoramic tour of Palma de Mallorca by boat!

Regarding main touristic closed spaces, like museums and monuments in Mallorca, the situation due to Coronavirus is the following:

  • Mallorca Cathedral: It is already open after Coronavirus for Holy celebrations. For cultural visits, it will be open from July probably. You can already get your ticket online.
  • Drach Caves: This amazing Caves are still closed because, as you can understand, the air circulation is more difficult. Keep an eye on their official web and make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time once they reopen.

– So… is it safe to travel to Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza or Formentera) right now?

Mallorca and Balearic Islands have been one of the first territories to reopen as the Coronavirus spread is limited by the island size that allows less mobility and it is now one of the safest places to go on holiday in Spain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In conclusion, we definitely advise visiting Majorca and Balearic Islands

Remember, you can start getting ready for your summer in the Balearic Islands with our free Spain Virtual Tour. Have a look!

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➤ Is it safe to travel to the CANARY ISLANDS this winter / spring?

Coronavirus in Canary Islands: cases, restrictions and safe travel

Are the Canary Islands safe to travel to after Coronavirus outbreak? You should know that the Canary Islands are one of the first territories to reopen to tourism as they are an island complex where Coronavirus had a hard time spreading.

– Main general restrictions in the Canary Islands due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Canary islands City Council on their official website.

– Main sights in the Canary Islands: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

Most popular places in the Canary Islands are open-air like Teide Vulcano National Park in Tenerife, the Timanfaya National Park at Lanzarote, the beaches of the islands, the cities of Santa Cruz of Tenerife and Las Palmas…and they are all open!!

Apart from that, you will find many open-air super famous attractions in Tenerife, like the amazing Loro Park or the Siam Water Park, the best water park in the world according to Tripadvisor!

– So… is it safe to travel to the Canary Islands, Las Palmas or Tenerife right now?

Since there are still some travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus situation, you need to use common sense and evaluate how the COVID-19 develops. But still, the Canary Islands were one of the first territories to reopen because the Coronavirus spread has been limited thanks to being a complex of Islands. Definitely, one of the safest places to travel to in Spain for your summer holidays.

If you still can’t visit the Canary Islands in person, you can always try our free Spain Virtual Tour, where you will find different resources to tour around Spain on foot or even by helicopter. Also, you will find some official virtual tours of the most prestigious monuments and museums in Spain!

In conclusion, we advise visiting the Canary Islands in 2021

➤ Is it safe to travel to VALENCIA right now?

Coronavirus in Valencia: cases, restrictions and safe travel

If you are thinking about Valencia for a safe holiday in Spain during Coronavirus pandemic, you should know that Valencia itself is quite a big city (around 800.000 inhabitants), but along the Valencia region, you can find many little coastal towns which might be a good option for a quiet holiday by the Mediterranean sea.

– Main general restrictions in Valencia due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Valencia City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Valencia: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

Most important sights in Valencia are open-air and they have all reopened, like La Malvarrosa Beach and River Turia Gardens, so you can now them all.

Regarding touristic closed spaces, the most famous museum complex in Valencia is the City of Arts and Sciences, and it’s open too. It occupies a huge open space in which some of the museums appear as landmarks: L’Hemisfèric, Science Museum, L’Umbracle, L’Oceanogràfic…book your visit now with free cancellation up to 1 day in advance and enjoy and enjoy this amazing space with fewer people!

– So… is it safe to travel to Valencia right now?

As of May 17th, 2021, Valencia’s region is the one with a lower Coronavirus cumulative incidence in Spain so we could say it is safe to travel to Valencia at the moment.

In conclusion, we can advise visiting Valencia right now

Remember, you can start getting ready for safe travel to Valencia, Spain, once the time comes, with our free Valencia Virtual Tour.

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➤ Is it safe to travel to MALAGA or Costa del Sol this summer 2021?

Coronavirus in Malaga: cases, restrictions and safe travel

The confirmed cases in the region of Andalusia are 12,668 in all the provinces of the region. There have been 1,404 deaths while 10,671 people have recovered. This represents the lowest rate of Coronavirus impact for every 100.000 inhabitants in Spain! Being the most populated region in Spain, Andalusia has been one of the less affected areas so it is an ideal place to consider if you want to have a safe trip to Spain.

– Main general restrictions in Malaga due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Malaga City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Malaga: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

A lot of important sights in Malaga are open-air and they are now open! You can visit La Alcazaba, Gibralfaro, Roman Theater, Malaga Bullring, The Botanical Gardens, and Paseo del Parque Tropical Park.

Regarding closed spaces, Malaga is a cultural hub for art in Spain with more than 35 museums. The situation due to Coronavirus is the following:

– So… is it safe to travel to Malaga or Costa del Sol right now?

Beach bars and hotels are open with strict safety measures. Most of the city museums have reopened and active tourism is allowed! Open-air activities like relaxing at the beach or discovering the amazing hikes in the Mountains of Malaga or Caminito del Rey are already allowed. And with no crowds!

If you want to have a safe holiday in Spain in 2021, I would highly recommend to travel to Malaga, as the impact of COVID-19 in that area is one of the lowest in Spain and everything is open. Besides, Malaga is not a big city and it’s a perfect point to visit other natural jewels or small villages in the province. You can check our TOP 10 places to visit near Málaga if you prefer to escape the city after Coronavirus lockdown.

You can start getting ready for your trip with our Ultimate Malaga Travel Guide: Everything you need to know before visiting. Take a look at our Malaga in 1 Day or Malaga in 2 Days posts to make the most of your time there! Or use our free Malaga Virtual Tour to get familiar with the city, enter Picasso Museum, have a virtual hike at El Caminito del Rey or discover the famous Nerja Caves!

In conclusion, we advise visiting Malaga

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➤ Is it safe to travel to SEVILLE, Andalusia, in 2021?

Coronavirus in Seville: cases, restrictions and safe travel

After reviewing the Coronavirus situation in Malaga, let’s continue with another major Andalusian city, Seville, which can also be a good option to enjoy a safe travel and spring or summer holidays in Spain this year.

– Main general restrictions in Seville due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Seville City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Seville: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

As in many other cities, there are a lot of important open-air sights in Sevilla that you could enjoy. Regarding main touristic closed spaces, like museums and monuments, the situation due to Coronavirus is the following:

  • Real Alcázar de Sevilla: reopened on 15th June 2020 after the COVID-19 Lockdown. You can already buy your ticket to make sure you get to visit this magical Arab palace.
  • Seville Cathedral and La Giralda: reopened for tourist on 1st July after Coronavirus crisis. The advice on their official site is to buy your ticket online and wear your face mask during your visit.

– So… is it safe to travel to Seville right now?

Considering the good epidemiological situation of Seville province and that international tourism has been allowed in Spain from July 1st, 2020 by the health authorities, we think it is safe to travel to Seville for your 2021 winter or spring holidays.

Besides, Sevilla is a great choice for walking or rent a bike instead of taking the bus/metro and it offers a perfect position for surrounding open-air sites, like the Roman Ruins of Italica, the beautiful Cadiz Coastline or the White Villages!

Remember, you can start getting ready for safe travel to Seville, Spain, in 2021 with our free Seville Virtual Tour. You can choose to tour the city on foot or by helicopter and enter Seville Cathedral, the Royal Alcazar or even go for a virtual walk around Plaza de España!

In conclusion, we advise visiting Seville

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➤ Coronavirus: Is it safe to travel to GRANADA, Andalucia, right now?

Coronavirus in Granada: cases, restrictions and safe travel

Let’s examine the situation in Granada due to Coronavirus.

– Main general restrictions in Granada due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Granada City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Granada: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

As in many other cities, there are a lot of important open-air sights in Granada that you can enjoy. Now you can wander around Granada Old Town, Albaicin and its viewpoints, Realejo Neighbourhood, Paseo de Los Tristes or the Alhambra surroundings.

Regarding main touristic closed spaces, like museums and monuments, the situation due to Coronavirus is the following:

  • Alhambra and Generalife: The most visited monument in Spain is open! Make sure to book your tickets in advance as there will be limited spots and many people looking forward to visiting these architectural jewels.
  • Granada Cathedral: is open for tourists and for Holy Mass too!

– So… is it safe to travel to Granada at the moment?

Considering the good epidemiological situation of Granada province and that international tourism has been allowed in Spain from July 1st by the health authorities, we think it is safe to travel to Granada for your summer holidays this year after the Coronavirus outbreak.

Granada could be a great option to consider for a safe summer holiday in Spain this year. So if you decide to visit this wonderful city after the lockdown is over, you could start getting ready for your trip with our Granada Travel Guide: 10 Things to know before visiting. Also, take a look at our Granada in One Day post to make the most of your time there!

Remember, you can start getting ready for safe travel to Granada, Spain with our free Granada Virtual Tour, where you can choose to tour the city on foot or by helicopter or even enter the Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens!

In conclusion, we advise visiting Granada

EXTRA TIP: If you are wondering which is the safest way to get from Granada airport to the center, we suggest you use Welcome Pickups airport transfer service, as their local drivers have a strict policy regarding coronavirus. Check the details below!



What do you think of the current Spanish COVID19 situation? Would you consider Spain as a safe destination to travel to? Which city or region in Spain would you choose for your post-COVID19 Lockdown holidays?

We hope to have made the Coronavirus outbreak in Spain a bit easier for you to understand with the most updated info about new cases, expansion and New Normal rules in each region.

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147 thoughts on “✓ Is it safe to travel to Spain right now? Updated COVID19 Cases, Map & Travel Rules”

  1. Are they letting my husband travel to my country Holland. My husband has a Spanish residence card. We were married in Spain almost 6 years ago.

    1. Good morning Aslam, it’s quite difficult to know. Everybody is able to return to his primary residence under while the Spanish state of Alarm is on. So if he can justify somehow that his primary residence is in Holland he will be able to. Also, you could check if Holland has closed their borders to people travelling from Spain. Hope this helps a little bit 🙂

  2. You provide an excellent service so perhaps you can help us. My wife and I, both from Germany, have been in Almunecar for the past 3 months. We are due to drive back to Germany on May 1st. with one overnight in Spain and one in France. Will this be possible? Thanking you in advance for any advice. Toby.

    1. Hi Toby, thank you so much for your support! 🙂 It is still soon to predict as things change fast but I think it will be possible, at least on the Spanish side because the original Royal Decree approving the State of Alarm states clearly that everyone can return to his or her primary place of residence. So as long as you can show you are returning home, then I guess it will be ok.
      Good luck and let us know if you finally succeed!

  3. Can my sister travel from Valencia to Barcelona she don’t have food and she is really suffering from depression

  4. The Correos does not deliver to the small urbanisation where I live. Am I allowed to drive to the nearby town where my post office keeps my mail and pick it up ?

  5. Why is it acceptable for 2 people to live together but not be in a car together?
    Are a husband and wife more of a problem that a driver and an older passenger? Taxi drivers take people in their cars so must be rubbing their hands if 2 people need to go to the airport, doctors, etc. Is this a case of an government making rules without sufficient thought?

    1. Public transport (and taxis I think too) take more than 1 people at a time, because they provide a “public” service. Why is then no possible to go 2 people together on a car? Well, I think they are making laws very strict because otherwise people would just not take them seriously. But it’s the same on the street, I can’t go together with my boyfriend to walk the dog and we are living together…The idea is to limit the movement of people as much as possible, and I think that is right for these days. They have also left open the force-majeure cause for anything you really need to do together 🙂

  6. When Spain opens in July, is it advisable to fly directly to Barcelona from Los Angeles? (Ultimate destination is Girona province.) For example, would it be better for a southern California resident to fly to Spain from Tijuana, or would it be better to go to Greece first, and then fly to Spain from there since it’s Schengen? I’m not clear on restrictions regarding origin of flights come July. Also, can a Schengen-country foreigner rent a car and drive freely from Barcelona into the Girona province? This is not for tourism, it is to buy property hopefully and to begin a residency. Returning to the USA from Spain is a whole different challenge but I have enough information to know what to expect there. Thank you kindly for all your information.

    1. Actually I see no problem in flying directly to Barcelona. Besides, there will be no limitations in mobility, so you can drive a rental car 🙂

  7. My daughter is coming to stay with us on the. 2nd of July in Granada Spain.. Will she be able to book a taxi from the airport.

    1. Of course! My personal advice is to book it in advance. Have a look at WelcomePickups, a transfer service with a very strict policy to prevent Coronavirus contagion operating in Granada. Hope it helps 🙂

  8. Joseph Hoare

    Hi we are travelling from Ireland by ferry to Bilbao and then on to Roda Murcia by car and caravan. We will be avoiding visiting or stopping anywhere except for diesel. We will have our own food and water with us. What documents do we need. The Spanish Embassy here in Ireland has said it was OK to travel by email. We have an apartment in Roda Golf Resort to go
    to. Can you advise.

    1. Sure, the Spanish Embassy is right. As October 13th, there are no restrictions when travelling around Spain, except for Madrid. You can stop for food, shopping, restaurants or anything you need along the way. Have a safe trip!

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